Observation and assessment is an everyday occurrence at the GFECC. Our teachers are consistently evaluating the children to determine their progress within our Developmental Guidelines. All instruction is planned with this in mind. As children begin to show if a particular skill is emerging, developed, or mastered, the teachers facilitate the next level of learning.
Consistent with our NAEYC Accreditation and our focus to continuously support optimal development for all children, the children at the GFECC are also administered two formal assessments during their time spent here. Both formal assessments are administered by a third party not directly associated with the teachers. All results are kept confidential and shared only with the administrative team and the child’s teachers.
At the two year old level, during the second semester, they are given the Early Screening Profiles. Early Screening Profiles is an indispensable tool that uses multiple domains, settings, and sources to measure cognitive, language, motor, self-help, and social development. We also use it to survey the child's articulation and test behavior. This screening provides a wealth of practical information to help make accurate screening decisions, as well as plan intervention strategies for children and their families.
At the Pre-K level, during the first semester of school, they are administered the KTEA-3. We use this assessment to receive a deeper understanding of achievement gaps that may exist in reading, math, written language and oral language. The results serve as a benchmark for the teachers and help guide the instruction necessary for Kindergarten Readiness.